Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind Broadway’s “Hamilton” and “In the Heights,” makes his directorial debut with “Tick Tick…Boom” releasing November 6. Starring Andrew Garfield, the musical film is the autobiographical tale of Jonathan Larson, the creator of the Broadway musical “Rent.”
Garfield, a Tony-Award-winning and Academy-Award-nominated actor who has starred in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Hacksaw Ridge” as well as the upcoming “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” showcases his vocal chops in the first look, which released today. The film also stars Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Bradley Whitford.
The official synopsis follows:
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?
Watch the first trailer for “Tick, Tick….Boom” below: